CSU Bakersfield SBDCServing Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Our team members are committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

Our expert consultants are passionate about helping businesses succeed. They bring extensive hands-on business experience to each client situation, ensuring you receive practical “real world” advice that can be applied to daily operations. Consultants’ expertise covers all key business areas, and they will work closely with you to develop productive solutions.

Our staff will make every effort to assist you. They can answer questions, arrange meetings with consultants, and help with signing up for classes.


Kelly Bearden



Lynn Gannon

Administrative Assistant



Maureen Buscher-Dang


Circe Davalos-Cox

Finance & Business

Paul Edwards


Jeff Johnson

General Business - Bakersfield

Jim Keeler

Value-Added Food

Ali Morris

Business and Technical

Christie Osborne

General Business - Mammoth Lakes

John Pryor


Larry Ray


Jay Thompson

Business Management, Strategic Planning & Tax Planning

Thomas Weir

Business management & Strategic Planning

Jeremy Woods

Entrepreneurial Projects & Sales Management
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The Central CA Small Business Development Center is a regional network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Economic Development Corporation and Regional Hosts. The regional host of the network is the University of Merced. The Central CA Regional SBDC and its affiliate SBDC Centers are nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.